A big day for Tennessee basketball got bigger Monday night.
A.J. Davis, a 6-foot-9 wing from Buford (Ga.) High School, became Tennessee's second Class of 2013 basketball commitment and capped a big Monday for coach Cuonzo Martin's Volunteers.
The Vols added their second highly touted, Class of 2013 commitment in 12 hours when A.J. Davis — the son of former longtime NBA big man Antonio Davis — committed to second-year coach Cuonzo Martin and then released the news on Twitter.
Davis’ commitment was preceded by the early-morning pledge from five-star, West Tennessee shooting guard Robert Hubbs — the nation’s No. 12 overall prospect in the Top247 and No. 19 overall prospect in the 247Composite.
UT now has three Class of 2013 commitments. Point guard Travon Landry was the first to pledge, choosing the Vols back in December.
“I'll be attending the university of TENNESSEE! #GoVols,” Davis tweeted. “Thanks for all the coaches that recruited me.”
Davis, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound, three-star prospect with a very versatile game, chose the Vols offer Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn and others. He’s rated No. 170 overall nationally in the Top247 and No. 122 nationally in the 247Composite.
UT’s staff loves Davis’ versatility and think he could play almost anywhere on the floor in a pinch, and they think he’ll keep improving after a strong summer on the AAU circuit that enhanced his stock — perhaps enough for him to continue rising in the recruiting rankings.
Davis also sent some appreciative tweets to his parents, friends, and his “family” at Buford High School.
“I just want to tell everybody thanks that has helped me get to this point in my life,” he tweeted. “Thanks to my parents, coaches, all my teammates & (especially) my Buford family.”
The staff at govols247 will continue to monitor this developing story.
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